Backing up data in Acer® Veriton
The Acer® Veriton® series of desktops generally come preinstalled with Windows® XP or Windows® 7. The computers are configured with cutting-edge hardware and essential software, and though the desktops are well designed and durable, taking a backup of the data stored on it on a regular basis is a good practice.
- When do you need to backup the data on your Acer Veriton Desktop?
- How to take a backup?
- What are the points to keep in mind while backing up data?
When do you need to backup the data on your Acer® Veriton® desktop?
The need to recover your system can arise out of situations wherein your system has crashed or has been infected by malicious programs. Again, the installation of a program or a driver can cause an unexpected change to occur on your computer or can cause Windows® to behave unpredictably. Usually, uninstalling the program or driver corrects the problem. If uninstalling does not fix the problem and your system does not start correctly or fails to start due to missing or damaged system files, you have to resort to backing it up and then recovering it.
How to take a backup?
Windows® XP has a built-in utility that lets you backup your system. You will need the Windows® XP CD to install the utility. Inside the CD you need to search for the utility titled ‘NTBACKUP’. Now, double-click on it and follow the on-screen prompts to install it. Once finished, you can find it on your computer in the ‘Start’ menu, under ‘Accessories’, in the ‘System Tools’ option. Now, click the utility and choose ‘New’ and then check the box next to the letter that represents the hard drive (usually ‘c:’ or ‘d:’). Now, click ‘Start Backup’. The process generally takes several hours depending upon the amount of files you have on your system.
To start with, you should make sure that the destination is a removable media, such as a flash drive, blank CD, or external hard drive. Ideally, you should backup your system every thirty days or during any significant data changes. You should consider using automated backup by connecting a hard drive and using the backup program included with the device. Software cannot be backed up and you need to install them separately.